Over 68,000 participate globally in ‘Spirit of Wipro’ Run 2015


Bangalore: Wipro today organized the tenth edition of the ‘Spirit of Wipro Run’, an annual global initiative to celebrate the true Spirit of Wipro. Thousands of employees, their families, friends, customers, partners, analysts and suppliers ran together on the same day at different locations across the world.

The central theme of this year’s event – ‘Run with a purpose’ – is focused on educating children with disability. Through this Run, Wipro offices across geographies raised funds to support this cause.

Commenting on the Run, T K Kurien, CEO & Member of the Board, Wipro Limited said, “Marathons are a celebration of the human spirit and instil in us the quality of perseverance to overcome challenges and obstacles in the pursuit of our goals. This aligns with the ‘Spirit of Wipro’ and forms the core of our philosophy. It was heartening to see so many enthusiastic and determined participants come together to make the 10th edition of this Run a big success.”

The tenth edition of the Spirit of Wipro Run saw participation of over 68,000 people, including over 1,500 from various client organisations. In India, the Run was held in 16 cities, including Kochi in Kerala.

Saurabh Govil, Global Head – HR, Wipro said, “The Spirit of Wipro Run, one of the world’s largest global employee engagement initiatives, showcases the passion, determination and collective effort of numerous individuals across the globe. It fosters and strengthens a sense of team spirit and camaraderie not just within our organization but also with our ecosystem of customers, partners, suppliers, employee families, and others.”

As with the previous years, the Run supports local causes identified by Wipro Cares, the community initiatives arm of Wipro. This year’s Run also saw an active community engagement program conducted in partnership with multiple non-government organisations (NGOs). Wipro Cares, as a ten year partner to the Run, initiated the ‘making your footsteps count for the run’ campaign to involve Wipro employees across the world and bring to life the central theme of this year – run with a purpose.

Kerala IT News